Rosa May Sharp

8 September 1872–1 March 1937 (Age 64)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Rosa May

When Rosa May Sharp was born on 8 September 1872, in Michigan, United States, her father, James Sharp, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Staines, was 33. She married Delbert David Essex on 31 December 1891, in Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bushnell Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 1 March 1937, in Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delbert David Essex
Rosa May Sharp
Marriage: 31 December 1891
James C Essex
Venna L Essex

Spouse and Children

    Delbert David Essex



31 December 1891
Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Sharp


    Rebecca Staines




    Mary Jane Sharp


    Daizy B. Sharp


    Stephen Rueben Sharp




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Sharp in household of James Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rose Sharpe in entry for James C. Essex and Mildred F. Dickerson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Rosa Sharp, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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